Chrome has officially opened a bug report affecting Windows machines running Chrome. Since 2010, there has been an issue with the way Google Chrome returns from an idle state and as a result, is significantly affecting the battery life of the machine. Google recognised the issue after Forbes posted a report on the issue. The issue has been placed to the top of the issues list, therefore, we should expect a bug fix fairly quickly.
According to the report, the issue lies with how Google Chrome handles it’s idling with the Windows operating system and therefore requiring more power from the battery. It’s a technical issue and if you’re that way inclined, you can read the Forbes report for an overview. It will be interesting to see once the issue has been resolved, how battery life will improve for those running Chrome on Windows Laptops and Tablets.
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